In this week’s episode of Activity Quest, Adam’s off to the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes.
It’s home to the original computer – Colossus – and houses nearly a century of computing tech too. Plus, we’re making our own circuits at home too!
What is the National Museum of Computing?
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is located in Bletchley Park, and serves as a hub for preserving and showcasing the history of computing.
It houses an impressive collection of computing machines, from early mechanical calculators to modern supercomputers.
Notable exhibits include the Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer, and the WITCH, one of the oldest working computers.
How much is the National Museum of Computing?
Day Tickets (Single Entry)
Adults (16+): £10:00
Concessions (Aged 60+/Students): £7.50 (for those aged 60 and over & students)
Children (Aged 5-15): £5.00
Infant (Aged Under 5): Free
Family: £25.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
Carers (Accompanying a Paying Individual): Free
Blue Light card holders get 20% off admission tickets
Local resident (with valid ID) get 15% off admission tickets
(Unlimited Entry: Visit the Museum as many times as you like within a year!)
Adults (Aged 16+): £30.00
Concessions (Aged 60+/Students): £22.50
Children (Aged 5-15): £15:00
Family: £50.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
How can I get to the National Museum of Computing?
The National Museum of Computing is located on the Bletchley Park estate in Milton Keynes, UK.
🚗 By Car
At the main gate of Bletchley Park ask for The National Museum of Computing in Block H.
The National Museum of Computing
Sat Nav users: please use the postcode for the railway station MK3 6DS on Sherwood Drive and then follow signs. The postcode for Bletchley Park will actually take you to an old entrance which is closed.
🚝 By Rail
Bletchley Railway Station is 400 metres from The National Museum of Computing.
Turn right down road to pedestrian crossing and the entrance to the park estate is the other side of the road.
🚌 By Bus
There are buses and coaches from all parts of Milton Keynes and beyond, arriving at Bletchley Bus Station.
On leaving the Bus Station head towards the Railway Station and turn right down road to pedestrian crossing and the entrance to the park estate is the other side of the road.
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